Development of a Calibration Strip for Immunochromatographic Assay Detection Systems
AbstractWith many benefits and applications, immunochromatographic (ICG) assay detection systems have been reported on a great deal. However, the existing research mainly focuses on increasing the dynamic detection range or application fields. Calibration of the detection system, which has a great influence on the detection accuracy, has not been addressed properly. In this context, this work develops a calibration strip for ICG assay photoelectric detection systems. An image of the test strip is captured by an image acquisition device, followed by performing a fuzzy c-means (FCM) clustering algorithm and maximin-distance algorithm for image segmentation. Additionally, experiments are conducted to find the best characteristic quantity. By analyzing the linear coefficient, an average value of hue (H) at 14 min is chosen as the characteristic quantity and the empirical formula between H and optical density (OD) value is established. Therefore, H, saturation (S), and value (V) are calculated by a number of selected OD values. Then, H, S, and V values are transferred to the RGB color space and a high-resolution printer is used to print the strip images on cellulose nitrate membranes. Finally, verification of the printed calibration strips is conducted by analyzing the linear correlation between OD and the spectral reflectance, which shows a good linear correlation (R2 = 98.78%). View Full-Text
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Gao, Y.-M.; Wei, J.-C.; Mak, P.-U.; Vai, M.-I.; Du, M.; Pun, S.-H. Development of a Calibration Strip for Immunochromatographic Assay Detection Systems. Sensors 2016, 16, 1007.
Gao Y-M, Wei J-C, Mak P-U, Vai M-I, Du M, Pun S-H. Development of a Calibration Strip for Immunochromatographic Assay Detection Systems. Sensors. 2016; 16(7):1007.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gao, Yue-Ming; Wei, Jian-Chong; Mak, Peng-Un; Vai, Mang-I.; Du, Min; Pun, Sio-Hang. 2016. "Development of a Calibration Strip for Immunochromatographic Assay Detection Systems." Sensors 16, no. 7: 1007.
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